Currently I own a pair of road shoes & pedals (TREK road biker) and I recently had a really bad spill because of them. I was coming to a stop, for a little rest/water, and my front wheel became caught in a groove created by a seam where asphalt and concrete came together. Well, I put my right foot down on the concrete and it started to slide out and away from me while my bike and I went in the other direction. As I began to do the splits my right leg bent and hyper-extended down and away from me, while at the same time the same leg hit the pavement super hard at the inner right knee area. Ouch, full splits, left foot still clipped-in and the right knee felt like something had popped. Thankfully we were on our way back, there wasn't much to go and with a little Advil I made it back to the car.
Any way, what I'm doing now is shopping for a pair of mountain shoes and pedals to go on my road bike. The pedals I'm thinking of getting are the Candy SL's by Crank Brothers. The shoes I'm looking at are the Shimano 122's.
If you have any thoughts, comments, reviews, ideas (good or bad) and/or opinions regarding the Candy SL's or the shoes I would really appreciate it if you would reply to this thread.
Thanks in advance,
PS - It's been about a couple of weeks since I had my fall and even though the knee is healing there is still plenty of pain and discomfort. However, it feels better and better as each day passes (incase you were wondering).